[Kernel-peer-lab] Reactivating the group

Matthias Brugger matthias.bgg at protonmail.com
Thu May 12 15:16:14 CEST 2022

Hi all,

On 10/05/2022 22:41, Pau Espin Pedrol wrote:
> Hi,
> A few of us attended the  last meeting we had in May 6th (the first in
> ~2 years after the pandemic started), and we discussed about
> reactivating the group a bit among other stuff.
> We also shared our concerns regarding the fact that the group has almost
> no visibility, and it's difficult to find it even if knowing about its
> existence, be it for contacting members or the community, or joining
> physical meetings.
> This email aims at collecting ideas and specific actions to do which we
> agreed on in order to improve the above concerns:
> * The bcnfs.org page is missing a link to its mailman. This makes it
> incredibly difficult to find the bcnfs.org mailing lists (ours included)
> even if knowing about its existence (I really had some trouble myself).
> * Have some well-known web page which is easy to share and find through
> search engines, which has a small description of the group and how to
> participate. We could ask bcnfs.org if they could provide a subdomain or
> subpath + a minimal hosting (1 static html web page is enough imho).
> IIRC Matthias already had such a web page somewhere, but I was unable to
> find it. I can host it myself if needed, but I think having it in some
> well known place like bcnfs.org should ease this.

I've also de domain kernel.barcelona which we could use for that. If you tell me
to where you want me to redirect it, I can do that. Maybe we can even use the
hosting that's included in the domain. As you like, going with bcnfs.org is also

Maybe we can ask BCNFS people to publish the meetings in their meetup account,
which will give us more visibility.

> * Have some well-known chatting room where members can hang around and
> interact. Try to have several technologies interconnected through bridges.
> ** IRC:  libera.chat room #bcn-kernel-peer-lab (I'm already there most
> of the day)
> ** Telegram group (already created, waiting for captcha bot to publish)
> ** Matrix room? which server?

Not sure it makes sense to have the three of them. Matrix could use the
libera.chat gateway, like #bcn-kernel-peer-lab:libera.chat which was enough with
my element client.

> * Try to schedule physical meetings around once per month. If we reach
> to a stage with more people we can think about increasing frequency of
> physical meetings (maybe at different locations).
> List of specific TODO actions:
> * Ask Matthias to provide the document he used to book rooms at
> Lleialtat Santsenca (maybe have the process briefly documented at the
> web page?).

I'll send that to you in private right now.


> * Contact bcnfs.org to tell them to add a link to their mailman from
> their front web page.
> * Contact bcnfs.org to ask them if they can provide us with some minimal
> subdomain/hosting (kernelpeerlab.bcnfs.org?)
> * Register #bcn-kernel-peer-lab room in libera.chat to have moderator rights
> * Add captcha bot to telegram group
> * Investigate need for Matrix chatroom
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